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The Big Greek Cafe

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8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
+1 301-587-4733
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an afternoon hike my husband and I were very hungry. We saw this restaurant with very good rating so we tried it. First off my husband is gluten sensitive, so we asked for a naked gyro (no bread) pita platter with roasted potatoes and we ordered 1 dolmades (seasoned ground beef wrapped in grape leaves) and I got the... More 

Thank Marie-Tess F
bethesda, md.
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728 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always on top of its game when in comes to Greek comfort food. All the regular offerings are here including the best gyros in town. Friendly and efficient staff makes every meal enjoyable. Overall...highly recommended.

Thank barymad
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the food here so much we went a few times for dinner. The portions are generous so I had leftovers for lunch the next day. Everything I had was awesome and the staff was helpful. Highly recommended and definitely will return.

Thank cfaap
Clarksville, Maryland
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice people at the counter, portions are getting smaller and prices are going up we split a salad and each had a gyro with fries and soda a bit more than $26 so a $13.30 each fast food is not so cheap for lunch, value average.

Thank Richard A
Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Have been eating at The Big Greek for years. Love their grilled shrimp salad and the eggplant special. Food is consistently prepared and good. Very responsive to special requests.

Thank shaher1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Took a group of colleagues to Big Greek today since they had never been and wanted to get out of the office. Four out of the five of us ordered the gyros, which were amazing! Fifth person got a gyro platter with the Greek Style Fries which still looked amazing. I've had them before but wasn't hungry enough today to... More 

Thank jeffrlev
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,007 reviews
654 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The Big Greek is one of our favorite places for a take-out dinner in downtown Silver Spring. On rare occasions, they fly in a special fish from Greece (sorry, can't recall the name) that is stupendously wonderful. Tonight, it wasn't on the menu, but they had a flounder special that was nearly as good. They must be doing something right,... More 

Thank jaseaton
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We thought that we had found the best gyros outside of Greece (and yes, we've been there and ate gyros daily). But now we've discovered gyros better than what we ate in Athens, Greece. Thought you've had great gyros? Dare to compare!

Thank SusanCMaryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I just moved to Silver Spring and saw this Greek Cafe. After a day of moving into an apartment decided to try it. Wow had great service and the food was so good. I had gyro platter with Greek potatoes and salad. I had to take part of it home with me.

Thank Lisa S
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

So good!! I just turned 50 this year and my husband (who is all Greek) is fully supportive of my search for amazing food. I'm an awesome cook but I love to eat food I don't have to cook. Looking forward to eating here again!!

Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8223 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-587-4733
Their phone number is 301-495-2912. They opened the first week of March 2009. I ate there for the first time today and would like to leave a recommendation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?